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e.Claire’s Super Delicious Juice Recipe

I work full-time, I have a nine month old who is everywhere at all times, and I’m six months pregnant with baby #2, due in the Spring. So yea, life is a nonstop, blurry race to the end of each day. While I don’t have much spare time these days to explore crafty projects, I have been keeping my DIY lovin’ spirit content by making all of my son’s food (more on that later) trying new recipes (gotta love a crock pot!) and by perfecting my juice recipe.

I got a juicer for my birthday last year and I quickly became addicted to trying new fruit and vegetable juices. I’ve tried countless recipes and I think I’ve perfected what I’m calling the best recipe of them all. Bold, I know. But I stand by my claim. This stuff is pure GOLD.

On the weekends, I hit the farmer’s market and stock up  so I can make a big batch that we live off of for a few days. While I wash everything thoroughly, I’m very mindful of the fact that it’s not meant to have a shelf life, so I try to drink it within 3-4 days. I juice complimentary items together and reserve the pulp to make carrot cake, baby food and pasta sauce.

Okay, so here’s the recipe and some additions/substitutions. Let me know what you think!

e.Claire’s Super Delicious Juice Recipe
Makes about a gallon

1 five lb. bag of carrots, peeled
1 small head of celery*
4 organic red apples, cored and sliced
4 organic green apples, cored and sliced
3-4 pears, cored and sliced
3 oranges or 6 tangerines, peeled
2 bags of organic spinach
2 cucumbers, chopped (lots of nutrients in the skin, so don’t peel these)
1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced
1 green bell pepper, cored and sliced
1 lemon, peeled
1 quart of blueberries
2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled

*Celery has a really strong flavor, which I don’t mind, but you might want to start with 1/2 half a head and go from there.

Seasonal additions:

In the winter, I’ll toss some sliced beets or beet greens into the mix, which I LOVE and are so amazingly good for you, but they totally, totally dominate the flavor so be conservative at first.

In the summer, I’ll add a few peaches to the recipe…but it could be argued that fresh summer peaches are meant to enjoy all by their delicious selves. So, I only juice them if I have an abundance on hand.

Just make sure to wash everything really well. I also core, seed and slice everything so as not to overwork my juicer. Shake or stir before pouring each glass as it will settle and separate in the fridge. Hope you enjoy!

3 Responses to “e.Claire’s Super Delicious Juice Recipe”

  1. Kris Says:

    This looks delicious! I’m going to go shopping tomorrow to make some!

  2. Shelby Says:

    Love this! Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Kathianne Says:

    Thanks for the recipe. We have a Vitamix, so I’ll try it out in there and see how it goes with all the pulp included.

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